Hull Independent Photography Festival Exhibitions 2018

We have many exciting exhibitions coming up for this year’s Hull International Photography Festival (HIPFest). Tickets: HIP Fest 2018 Tickets

Exhibitions for the 2018 festival include:

  • Brian Griffin – POP

POP - Brian Griffin

This exhibition is a retrospective of the music photography of Brian Griffin. It is also a book containing 350 pages featuring bands and musicians from the Post Punk, New Wave and New Romantic movements in music, this book is a slice of time.

W: Brian Griffin – Website

  • Marilyn Stafford – Retrospective

Retrospective - Marilyn Stafford

Marilyn Stafford’s work spans from 1948 – 1980 and covers a variety of subjects including refugees, tribal peoples, international fashion and prominent historical figures. Her portraits include Edith Piaf, Alberto Moravia, Italo Calvino, Lee Marvin, Joanna Lumley, Sir Richard Attenborough among others.

Working as a reportage photographer in a largely male industry, Stafford personally experienced how difficult it was for women to balance career and family, especially when each opportunity was hard won. She recognises that this difficulty still exists for women in the industry today and with the launch of this Award she hopes to help redress the balance.

W: Marilyn Stafford – Website

  • Celine Marchbank – A Stranger In My Mother’s Kitchen

A Stranger In My Mother's Kitchen - Celine Marchbank

Since graduating from the MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography course at London College of Communication in 2011, Celine has been working as a documentary photographer undertaking personal projects, as well as working on editorial assignments and commercial commissions.

Celine is fascinated by the quiet details of everyday life. Much of her personal work is biographical in nature, telling small personal stories.

W: Celine Marchbank – Website

  • Nina Emett
Nina Emett – Photographer

Nina Emett has worked as a photographer, either on commission or on longer-term documentary projects, since 1997 when she graduated from the Photojournalism Diploma at the London College of Communication. She has photographed for a variety of publications, NGOs, and businesses including The Independent, Amnesty International, The Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture, Common Purpose, Brittany Ferries, PwC, Brighton & Hove City Council as well as working on private commissions. She now works through FotoAgency, where she specialises in portraits, events, and documentary.

Nina is currently working on a long-term documentary project Women Workers of India which focuses on lifting women in India out of poverty through trade unionism and worker cooperatives set up by the organisation SEWA (Self-Employed Women’s Association) – this body of work will be published in January 2018 by Indian art book publisher, Mapin.

  • Peter Dench – A1: Britain On The Verge

A1: Britain On The Verge- Peter Dench

Photographer; Videographer; Presenter; Writer; Author & Curator represented worldwide at VERBATIM

Over 20 years experience in the advertising, editorial, corporate, portraiture and video fields of image making.

Achievements include World Press Photo award in the People in the News Stories category and participation in the World Press Joop Masterclass. Football’s Hidden Story, a FIFA sponsored reportage comprising 26 stories across 20 different countries, received six global accolades.

W: Peter Dench – Website

  • David Morris

The River We Once Knew - David Morris

Born in East Yorkshire, I was trained in Graphic Design at Hull College of Art.

Hull was UK City of Culture 2017, once voted the Worst Place to Live in England (we would have hated to have come second) the City has bounced back, her people determined to prove that living in Hull is never going to be dull.  My hometown is a personal view of where I grew up.

After graduating I worked for a few years in London Advertising agencies before embarking on a career in teaching Graphic Design and Advertising at Hounslow, Amersham, and Bucks college. It was a job I loved. I couldn’t believe I was being paid to do it – neither could my students.

Having left Bucks College in 2003 I became visiting lecturer to leading colleges in creative advertising in Milan, Amsterdam, and England.

  • PhotoCity – Street Exhibition


PhotoCity is a unique urban photography initiative that brings the best city photographers together, to create a happening. A snapshot that captures the heart and spirit of city life. See the best street photographers and architectural photographers creating work for these unique exhibitions. PhotoCityexpo’s also hosted the best of the photography industry. With traders, manufacturers, galleries, printers, publishers and more. Meeting and showing their latest work.

After the success of PhotoCity London 2017, the next PhotoCity expo will be in the City of Hull, UK City Of Culture. 5th to 7th October 2018 as part of Hull International Photography Festival #HIPfest

Our Lead Speaker for the PhotoCityHull event at Hull International Photography Festival is now live. There are limited spaces so get your tickets early.

“In between Tech and Story” – Sean Tucker


Photo City Expo – 2018


  • Instagramers Hull

  • HIP Fest – Open

  • Lomography Exhibition